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Meaning and name origin

Mac \mac\ as a boy's name is pronounced mak. It is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Mac is "son of". Scottish and Irish surname prefix used as a given name or nickname. Mack is an ancient Scottish given name. See also Mackenzie, Maxwell, and Mc-.


Mac has 4 variant forms: Mack, Mackey, Mackie and Macklin.

For more information, see also the related boy name Maximilian.


Mac is a somewhat popular first name for males (#979 out of 1220, Top 80%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#25361 out of 88799, Top 29%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Mac for boys. Mac reached its highest rank of #561 in the U.S. in 1940-1949. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mac name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mac outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Mac and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Maxwell (#107), Maximilian (#445), Mack (#803), Mackenzie and Mac. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mac, Mack, Mackenzie, Maximilian, Maxwell in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mackenzie, Maximilian, Maxwell outside U.S.

Similar Names

Mac is also pronounced similarly to Maik and Mick. Other suggested similar baby names are Mace, Maceo, Macey, Macy, Maks, Man, Mar, Marc, Mat, Max, Maxx, Maxy and Mays. These names tend to be less commonly used than Mac.